8 Ways to Upcycle your Empty Gin Bottles to Make Something Lovely for Your Home

Want to know how you can do your bit for the environment and unleash your inner artistic craft genius? Yes? Well, why not turn your used Gin of the Month bottles into attractive pieces of home decor? Yes, our Craft Gin Club members are nothing if not creative! Here are a few of our favourite suggestions for how to re-use and upcycle your empty gin bottles.

Quick note: if you are cutting glass, please put your safety first! We recommend investing in a good quality glass cutter (you can get them online from around £10) and some safety goggles, where necessary! Play safe and have fun, crafty Craft Gin Clubbers.

GIN BOTTLE CANDLE HOLDER

Source: @katietravels (Pinterest) &  Love Luella Photography

Source: @katietravels (Pinterest) & Love Luella Photography

This nifty decorating hack doesn’t even require you to be good at crafting! Literally anyone can clean a pretty gin bottle and pop a lovely candle in the top. (Just make sure it’s really secure before you light it!)


GIN BOTTLE LAMP

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This is taking home upcycling to a whole new level! If you think you’ve got the DIY skills, try your hand at upcycling your old gin bottles to make a brand new lamp - this blog provides a helpful guide on how to do just that. (Or you could just go onto etsy and, er, buy one.)


GIN BOTTLE LED LAMP

Source: JayEngrave.com; pinterest

Source: JayEngrave.com; pinterest

It’s a simple concept that’s effective: LED fairy lights inside pretty gin bottles. This is a cute option for adding a touch of twinkle to your summer nights as you sip gin outside, or indoors in winter to warm up the room with a softer light.


SHIP IN A GIN BOTTLE

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A so-called ‘impossible bottle’ is a fun way to upcycle your old gin bottle and amaze your friends into the bargain. You can put anything you want inside and display it with pride in your home. We've even got an easy how to build an impossible bottle guide that you can follow to make yours! Good luck…


GIN BOTTLE TERRARIUM OR PLANT POT

Source:  Vintagetopia  and  Eryl Gasper Dick  on Facebook.

Source: Vintagetopia and Eryl Gasper Dick on Facebook.

The more skillful among you may be keen to carefully carve off the side of your bottle and shave the edges down until smooth to create a lovely dish in which to plant your succulents!

Alternatively, some clever sausages out there are using their old gin bottles to create attractive terrariums for their homes - the perfect way to bring the outside in.


GIN BOTTLE SOAP DISPENSER

Source:  Etsy  and  mynottinghill .

Source: Etsy and mynottinghill.

Turn your favourite empty gin bottle into an eye-catching soap dispenser for your bathroom - simply clean any screw-cap bottle and replace the lid with a pump (which you can buy online or in supermarkets; or re-use one from your actual soap bottle).


GIN BOTTLE BIRD FEEDER

Source: thegardenroofcoop

Source: thegardenroofcoop

The seriously talented crafters among you may want to try upcycling your empty gin bottles into a bird feeder! We found this great DIY guide to making a bottle birdfeeder at home.


GIN BOTTLE FLOWER VASE

Of course, many gin bottles are so pretty that they don’t need any upcycling in order to serve as a lovely flower vase. However, if you do want to achieve a slightly more rustic look, you can paint or wrap your bottle in twine, ribbons, lace or coloured wool - or for a Christmassy feel, dunk them in glitter!

Have you upcycled your old Craft Gin Club bottles to create something lovely (or useful) for your home? We want to know about it! Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram.